I have two pieces of pre-snub training advice. First, get the best gear available, test it, discard what doesn’t work and try again. Order your equipment custom made if commercial offerings fail to meet your needs. Second, screw the expense. Nobody in the middle of a gunfight ever gave thanks for the money he saved on his second-hand holster, ill-fitting stocks, cheap reloaded ammunition, or the diminutive factory sights that never worked particularly well during practice. There will be no second chance if you loose your first fight. Along the same lines ask yourself: If tomorrow morning you walk into a gunfight is your current carry snub, ammo, stocks, holster and skill level of sufficient quality to give you confidence that you will win that gunfight? If the answer is “no” then it is long overdue for you to correct the situation. It is worth remembering that you will have the rest of your life to get the tools and the training you need to win your first gun fight. It just may less time as you think it is.